Proper English Summer

Pastel Roses, White Linens, Vintage China and Wellies – Welcome to an English Summer…

Rita Konig's Bedroom Rita Konig's Bedroom
Caka a la Fleur Caka a la Fleur
Martha Ward Martha Ward
Juliska Whites Juliska Whites
English Countryside Tiled Bathroom English Countryside Tiled Bathroom
Alice Temperley;s Dining Room, Cricket Court, Somerset Alice Temperley;s Dining Room, Cricket Court, Somerset
ILINKA Collection Summer White Table Linens ILINKA Collection Summer White Table Linens
Summer Whites and Vintage Silver Summer Whites and Vintage Silver
Astier de Villate Milky Whites Astier de Villate Milky Whites
VSF Florist design inspired by English Gardens for Vogue VSF Florist design inspired by English Gardens for Vogue
English Countryside Scene English Countryside Scene
Georgia May Jagger by Venetia Scott Georgia May Jagger by Venetia Scott
Michele Aragon Dinnerware Michele Aragon Dinnerware
Glyndebourne Opera Festival in Sussex, 1969 Glyndebourne Opera Festival in Sussex, 1969
English Manor House, Bowood English Manor House, Bowood

Treasures by Axel

It is worth every plane, train and automobile ride to Axel Vervoordt’s studio outside Antwerp where you are immersed in his perfectly designed world.

Axel began his calling as a young boy collecting unique pieces while traveling with his father. Overtime, people admired his discoveries and began asking to buy items from his thoughtfully curated collection. Today, he has an interior design empire and aesthetic completely his own.

The stunning showroom is located on 3 floors in a large warehouse with a view of Axel V designed lofts, where every detail was designed by him. His ‘cabinet of curiosities’ fills two rooms with untouched (he does not believe in restoring the pieces he finds so they maintain their original character) antiques collected during his travels. There are rooms full of Axel-picked art, photography and of course his beautifully designed furniture.

Some images from a recent visit by Kelley Scofield…

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Pool Service

When lounging by the pool this summer we’d like it to look a little like this…

Poolscape Poolscape
Palm Beach poolside Palm Beach poolside
David Hockney Painting the Swimming Pool David Hockney Painting the Swimming Pool
ILINKA Collection 5 de mayo Linen Napkins ILINKA Collection 5 de mayo Linen Napkins
Southampton Lunch with Aerin Lauder Southampton Lunch with Aerin Lauder
Floral Pool Floral Pool
Stefania di Petrillo, Variopinte Enamelware Plates Stefania di Petrillo, Variopinte Enamelware Plates
ILINKA Collection 'Endless Summer' Towel ILINKA Collection 'Endless Summer' Towel
Laura Bailey's Pool, Vogue, May 2015 Laura Bailey's Pool, Vogue, May 2015
Pool Party, designed by Fiona Leahy Pool Party, designed by Fiona Leahy
Mario Luca Giusti Tumblers Mario Luca Giusti Tumblers
Poolside Cocktails Poolside Cocktails
Moroccan Poolscape, Elle Decor Moroccan Poolscape, Elle Decor
Svenskt Tenn Hawaii tray Svenskt Tenn Hawaii tray
David Bailey, 1970s David Bailey, 1970s
Pool Party with Grace Coddington by Helmut Newton, October 1973, Vogue UK Pool Party with Grace Coddington by Helmut Newton, October 1973, Vogue UK
Jane Birkin, 1960s Jane Birkin, 1960s
Poolside Party, Aaron Slims Poolside Party, Aaron Slims
Pool Bag Pool Bag

Dreaming of Palazzo Margherita…

“The Palazzo Margherita for me is a dream come true. Its magical gardens, the family gathering in the magnificent salon for whatever purpose; celebrations, intimate teas or evenings of films. It is a painted palace with frescoes on its ceilings and walls, palatial rooms with countless details, modern in terms of its systems, music and cinema available like hot and cold water; yet the patina of its epoch is preserved, and when the children are there, delight is everywhere.” – Francis Ford Coppola

Dream Here: Palazzo Margherita

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Parisian Moments

Paris walks on summer days are full of inspirational eye candy. Some of our moments from a lovely stroll in the city of lights…

Library walls at Sonia Rykiel in Saint Germain Library walls at Sonia Rykiel in Saint Germain
Sonia Rykiel in Saint Germain Sonia Rykiel in Saint Germain
Book from Sonia Rykiel in Saint Germain Book from Sonia Rykiel in Saint Germain
Book from Sonia Rykiel in Saint Germain Book from Sonia Rykiel in Saint Germain
Cafe La Palette in Saint Germain Cafe La Palette in Saint Germain
Escalators at the Bon Marche Escalators at the Bon Marche
Sweet Vintage Book shop in Saint Germain Sweet Vintage Book shop in Saint Germain
A screen in the Dries Van Noten shop A screen in the Dries Van Noten shop
Carpet and Footstool at the Dries Van Noten shop Carpet and Footstool at the Dries Van Noten shop
The Dries Van Noten shop The Dries Van Noten shop
The Dries Van Noten shop The Dries Van Noten shop
The Dries Van Noten shop The Dries Van Noten shop
Woven Basket at Dior Home Woven Basket at Dior Home
Pierre Frey Tray Pierre Frey Tray
Table top at Louis Vuitton Table top at Louis Vuitton
Yves Klein table at Louis Vuitton Yves Klein table at Louis Vuitton
Michele Aragon Glassware and Ceramics Michele Aragon Glassware and Ceramics
Michele Aragon Plates Michele Aragon Plates
Michele Aragon Ceramics Michele Aragon Ceramics
Michele Aragon Ceramics Michele Aragon Ceramics
Graffiti Van in Paris Graffiti Van in Paris
Window Room in Paris Window Room in Paris
Street Art in Paris Street Art in Paris
Street Art in Paris Street Art in Paris